Special Blend 2011-2012

04 May, 2011

Since 1992, Special Blend has been creating outerwear designed for those who ride first chair to last call.  The pieces are centered around a collection tailored to fit consistently while providing a flawless match between the garment’s specific look and its on-snow rideability.

For 2012, every Special Blend jacket and pant has been tailored for a perfect fit.  They teamed up with top talent from NYC’s fashion scene to create correct fit blocks for both slim fit and relaxed fit snowboard pieces.  Special Blend offers up both a men’s and women’s collection but also a revolver collection designed around the season’s most distinct looks that goes beyond the mountains but rooted in the snow.

This is a sneak peak of only some of Special Blend’s collection coming out for 2011-2012.  Sorry not all pieces are shown.

Special Blend Unit

Men’s lightly insulated jacket, full dull dobby 10,000mm/5,000gm, 40gm insulation, chenile SB logo patch, tri-color rib knit cuffs and hem, 210T taffeta lining, critically taped seams.  Sizes:  XS, S, M, L, XL

Colors:  Blue Me, Blood, Steel Reserve, Chronic, Blackout (seen here)

Special Blend Unit in Chronic

Special Blend Burner

Men’s shell jacket, gore-tex, freedom fit, waterproof hand warmer pocket zippers, stealth wrist gaiters, quilted elbow and chest detail, printed 210T taffeta lining, fully taped seams. Sizes:  XS, S, M, L, XL

Colors:  Hot Box (seen on left), South Beach (seen on right)

Up close look at the Burner Jacket in hot box (notice the inner design)

Up close look at the inside of the Burner jacket in South Beach

Special Blend Blow

Men’s shell jacket, denim 15,000mm/10,000gm, corduroy 15,000mm/10,000gm, faux leather 15,000mm, half-exposed metal chest pocket zippers, 210T embossed/printed taffeta lining, removable powderskirt, fully taped seams. Sizes:  XS, S, M, L, XL

Colors:  Blackout Faux Leather (seen here), Burnt Greens Corduroy, Denim

Special Blend Crank

Men’s insulated jacket, pinstripe dobby 10,000mm/10,000gm, 60gm/40gm strategic insulation, revolver slim fit, duffle coat silhouette, toggle and rope closure, removable powderskirt, fully taped seams.  Sizes:  XS, S, M, L, XL

Colors:  Tan lines, blackout, blue me, yellow

Special Spark

Women’s lightly insulated jacket, solid striated weave 15,000mm/10,000gm, print canvas poly 15,000mm, 10,000gm, 40gm insulation, liberty fit, ring snap details, engineered grass print, 210T embossed taffeta lining, fully taped seams.  Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL

Colors:  Grass (seen here), Red Rum, Mint Julep

Special Spark in Mint Julep

Special Blend Hush

Women’s lightly insulated jacket, liberty fit, plain weave 10,000mm/5,000gm, 40gm insulation, contrast hood and sleeves, diamond quilted body, bi-color rib knit hem, 210T taffeta lining, critically taped seams. Sizes:  XS, S, M, L, XL

Colors:  Red Rum (seen here), Blackout, Burnt Greens, Grey Matter

Special Blend 5 Pocket

Women’s shell pant, electra slim fit, denim 15,000mm/10,000gm, corduroy 15,000mm/10,000gm, 5-pocket denim silhouette, pop and lock hem adjuster, strategic closed cell mesh and 210T embossed/printed taffeta lining, fully taped seams.  Sizes:  XS, S, M, L, XL

Colors:  Denim (seen here), Iron Lung Corduroy, Barry White Corduroy

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